How can you change the narrative from your daughter being ‘a bossy girl’ to a ‘leader in the making?’ Questions to get conversations started for International Women’s Day
Posted by: Sue Atkins
Imagine a gender equal world. A world free of bias, stereotypes, and discrimination. A world that’s diverse, equitable, and inclusive. A world where difference is valued and celebrated. Together we can forge women’s equality. Collectively we can all #EmbraceEquity.
Achieving gender equality is a complex issue that requires changes at multiple levels, including societal, cultural, political, and economic.
Here are some areas that need to change to promote gender equality for women.
- Education: Providing equal opportunities for girls and boys to access education and promoting education about gender equality in schools.
- Employment: Encouraging equal pay for equal work and promoting women’s leadership in the workplace.
- Legal and policy frameworks: Enforcing laws and policies that protect women from discrimination and violence and promote gender equality.
- Cultural norms and values: Challenging harmful gender stereotypes and promoting positive attitudes towards women and girls.
- Media representation: Promoting positive representation of women and girls in media and popular culture.
- Health and wellbeing: Addressing gender-based violence and ensuring access to reproductive healthcare.
- Political participation: Promoting women’s participation in decision-making processes and political representation.
Overall, achieving gender equality requires a concerted effort from individuals, communities, governments, and organisations to challenge gender stereotypes and promote equal opportunities for all genders.
As a parent how can you model gender equality in the way to speak & act around female opportunities & leadership – as kids are watching, listening & learning from you all the time.
How can you change the narrative from your daughter being ‘a bossy girl’ to a ‘leader in the making?’
Here are some questions to start conversations around gender equality at home, in the office or at school.
- What does gender equality mean to you?
- In your opinion, do you think gender inequality still exists in our society?
- How do you think we can promote gender equality in the workplace?
- Have you ever witnessed or experienced gender discrimination? Can you tell me about it?
- How do you think gender stereotypes affect our society and culture?
- What can we do to encourage young people to embrace gender equality?
- How do you think media and popular culture influence our perception of gender roles and expectations?
- What are some ways that we can support and empower women and girls in our community?
- How can we raise awareness and advocate for gender equality on a global scale?
- What do you think are the most pressing gender equality issues facing our society today?